The long-established MMet Advanced Metallurgy postgraduate degree course, run by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK can now be studied by distance learning for prospective students currently employed or engaged with a materials-related company.
The course follows the same industry relevant curriculum, and is assessed to the same high standards, but is delivered through a series of online webinars and course materials. Students are still required to carry out an industrial research project, so one of the entry requirements is for candidates to engage with a company where the project will be based. This could be their existing employer, or a company willing to fully engage with the research project.
The distance learning version of this course has been successfully piloted with Ternium, a leading steel company in Latin America.
The course content is the same as that delivered on the IOM3 accredited MMet Advanced Metallurgy course taught at The University of Sheffield, taken by more than 1,000 students since its inception in 1952. Students typically complete the distance learning version of this course in two years.
Students will learn the fundamentals of thermodynamics of structure and mechanical behaviour, and study more advanced topics like engineering alloys, processing , physical metallurgy, modelling and performance in service.
Students will be assessed by formal examinations, coursework assessment, research reports and poster presentations. Students will be required to make one visit to Sheffield at the end of the course for the examination and project presentation.
Details of the course can be found at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/